Publications & technical tools


  1. Publication

    Estimating the economic costs of occupational injuries and illnesses in developing countries: Essential information for decision-makers

    12 December 2012

    This advocacy report attempts to identify the elements which should be taken into account in determining the cost of occupational accidents and diseases at the national level, with a focus on developing countries. The aim is to help countries identify the economic costs of not improving workplace safety and health – to employers, to workers and to society as a whole – and to inform decision-makers of the net costs of policies presented to them.

  2. Publication

    Improvement of national reporting, data collection and analysis of occupational accidents and diseases

    12 December 2012

    This report focuses on the importance of national reporting of occupational accidents and diseases and how it can be improved, as well as data collection systems and how the data can be evaluated and analyzed.

  3. Policy

    National Master Plan on Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (2012 – 2016)

    01 December 2012

    The Ministry of Labour of Thailand, by the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, has issued Master Plans on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) to provide directions for the development of OSH in the country. Its vision is “Decent Safety and Health for Workers”.

  4. Publication

    Safety Recommendations for Decked Fishing Vessels of Less than 12 metres in Length and Undecked Fishing Vessels (FAO/ILO/IMO)

    01 December 2012

    The Safety Recommendations provide information on the design, construction, equipment, training and protection of the crews of small fishing vessels with a view to promoting the safety of the vessel and the safety and health of the crews.

  5. Publication

    Fire safety: Action checklist

    01 November 2012

    This checklist is a management tool to implement practical actions to improve fire safety at the workplace. The successful implementation of this checklist is dependent on the willingness and cooperation between employers, supervisors and workers to make positive changes in the workplace to improve fire safety.

  6. Publication

    Good Practices in Labour Inspection on HIV and AIDS

    12 October 2012

    This publication is a set of good practices on labour inspection with respect to HIV and AIDS which was prepared jointly by the LAB/ADMIN and the ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS). It is a tool for labour inspectors, workers and employers to improve their understanding about the linkages between labour inspection and HIV and AIDS.

  7. Policy

    Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022

    10 October 2012

    The Australian Strategy provides a framework to drive improvements in work health and safety in Australia. It promotes a collaborative approach between the Commonwealth, state and territory governments, industry and unions and other organisations to achieve the vision of healthy, safe and productive working lives.

  8. Publication

    e-OSH 2012: Electronic library on occupational safety and health

    25 June 2012

    This invaluable trilingual DVD-ROM gives you quick access to a wide range of ILO documents on occupational safety and health (OSH).

  9. Publication

    HIV and AIDS: Guide for tourism sector

    01 June 2012

    The present Guide is a compilation of a range of resources – including tools and information – that can be used by the different players in the tourism sector to help slow the spread of the AIDS virus. This Guide will also give effect to the provisions of Recommendation No. 200, recalling the specific and important role of employers’ and workers’ organizations in promoting and supporting sectoral, national and international efforts in response to HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis (TB).

  10. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 31

    Working time, health, and safety: A research synthesis paper

    28 May 2012

  11. Publication

    Employment injury protection in Serbia: issues and options

    02 May 2012

    This report describes the current system in Serbia in light of the principles of employment injury protection and looks at occupational safety and health issues in the context of current economic conditions and challenges.

  12. Publication

    International Labour Standards and Guiding Principles on Labour Administration and Labour Inspection

    25 April 2012

    This Working Document presents selected International Labour Conventions and Recommendations as well as guiding principles concerning Labour Administration and Labour Inspection. The relevant resolutions and conclusions of various ILO regional conferences and meetings have also been included.

  13. Publication

    Promoting safety and health in a green economy

    16 April 2012

    The report highlights occupational safety and health (OSH) as an integral part of the promotion of green jobs and a greener economy to achieve an economic and social development that is also environmentally sustainable.

  14. Publication

    Guidelines for Port State Control Officers Carrying out Inspections under the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No.188)

    19 January 2012

    The Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No.188), aims to ensure that these seafarers have decent work conditions on board. These guidelines give an overview of the Convention and outline the port State control responsibilities relating to it.

  15. Publication

    Stress Prevention at Work Checkpoints. Practical improvements for stress prevention in the workplace

    06 January 2012

    Work-related stress is one of the most important issues in many countries. The negative impacts of stress are multiform and can include circulatory and gastrointestinal diseases as well as physical, psychosomatic and psycho-social problems. These in turn can lead to poor work performance, high accident and injury rates, and low productivity.

  16. Publication

    Ergonomic Checkpoints in Agriculture

    06 January 2012

    Agriculture is one of the most hazardous sectors in both developing and developed countries. Increasing attention is being given to applying practical actions in rural and agricultural settings to reduce work-related accidents and diseases, improve living conditions and increase productivity...

  17. Publication

    Employment injury protection in Serbia. Issues and options

    01 January 2012


  1. Publication

    National occupational safety and health profile: Republic of Moldova

    31 December 2011

    The profile is an inventory of all the tools and resources available in the country to implement and manage OSH and is designed to provide the data necessary for setting national priorities for action aimed at the progressive and continual improvement of workplace safety and health.

  2. Publication

    Report and analysis of the survey: "A truck driver's life: working conditions and sexual health" - HIV and long-distance transport in Paraguay

    01 December 2011

    The present survey, entitled “A truck driver’s life: Working conditions and sexual health”, in which 279 truck (goods transport) drivers and 58 long-distance (passenger transport) drivers participated, was conducted in seven cities throughout Paraguay during the months of April and May 2010.

  3. Publication

    Research on occupational safety and health for migrant workers in five Asia and the Pacific countries: Australia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

    01 December 2011

    This working paper presents trends and facts relevant to the five target countries’ OSH environments for migrant workers, with the long term aim of raising awareness of workplace safety for migrant labour forces and instilling the significance of sound OSH practices at work in all stakeholders, including governments, employers, workers and NGOs.